The Christmas Eve Ghost by Shirley Hughes
  

The Christmas Eve Ghost

Written by Shirley Hughes

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Shirley Hughes, who has created favourite picture book characters including Alfie and his little sister Annie Rose, goes back in time in this warm-hearted and evocative picture book. Life is hard for Bronwen and Dylan’s mum. She makes her living by taking in other people’s washing and sometimes, to get all the jobs done, she has to leave the two children at home. One night, just before Christmas, Bronwen and Dylan hear a frightening noise…Could it be Father Christmas or is it something more scary? Luckily, kind neighbours are on hand and soon both families are getting ready to celebrate Christmas.

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The Christmas Eve Ghost by Shirley Hughes

This is an inspiring tale of Christmas goodwill and acceptance from Shirley Hughes, one of the world's best-loved picture book creators. When Bronwen and Dylan are frightened by ghostly noises from the chimney on Christmas Eve, they run straight into the arms of their neighbor Mrs O'Riley. As they step next door for the first time, it's not just Bronwen and Dylan who can stop being afraid of what's on the other side of their walls - Mam might just find a blessing there too. 1930s Liverpool is brought alive with evocative drawings in a story that recognizes the richness of human kindness, even in times of hardship and poverty.

About the Author

Shirley Hughes

Winner of the Book Trust Lifetime Achievement Award 2015.

Shirley Hughes has won many prestigious awards, including the Kate Greenaway Medal twice. She began to write and design her own picture books when she had a young family and has now published more than two hundred titles. Shirley's first novel, Hero on a Bicycle (9781406336115) was published by Walker in 2012, and her critically acclaimed adventure, Whistling in the Dark was published in 2015. She lives in West London.

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Hardback

Author

Shirley Hughes
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Author's Website

www.alfiebooks.co.uk/allabo...

Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

6th September 2010

ISBN

9781406320633

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